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James Z. Appel, MD, Lancaster, Pa, was named president-elect of the American Medical Association during the AMA Clinical Convention.
Appel, who has served on the AMA Board of Trustees since 1957 and was its vice-chairman, will be installed as AMA president at the Annual Convention next June in New York. His seat on the Board will be filled by Joseph B. Copeland, MD, Austin, Tex, who was elected by the House of Delegates.
Appel, a surgeon and general practitioner, formerly was president of his county medical society, and served ten years on the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. He was a member of the AMA House of Delegates from 1945 to 1957.
He presently is serving as chairman of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, president of the staff of the Lancaster General Hospital, and health
Appel, Pennsylvania Surgeon, Named President-Elect of AMA. JAMA. 1964;190(12):33. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070250081043